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Zappa_0
10-04-2005, 05:56 PM
There were rumors floating around that Peter Jackson might be directing the upcoming Halo movie - today, Bungie's posted an article that might just floor you. Jackson is on board - as Executive Producer. That means WETA, the special effects house behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Jackson's upcoming King Kong, will ALSO be on board, creating the sets and effects that will bring Halo to life. Wow. Just plain... wow. Joe says he and Pete Parsons are headed down to New Zealand next week to meet with Jackson... if you had fears that Bungie would abandon the movie to the heartless Hollywood machine, put them aside.

http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?story=biggorilla

http://www.bungie.net/images/news/inlineimages/kinghalosm.gif

El Sitherino
10-04-2005, 06:00 PM
So I guess it's safe to assume Uwe Boll lost the bid on Halo, thank goodness.

This is pretty awesome news, hopefully they'll get a good script team to do a nice adaptation.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 06:03 PM
Thank the maker that Uwe Boll didn't get ahold of it. He would have DESTROYED everything. I hold high hopes for this with Peter Jackson having a role.

the_raven_03
10-04-2005, 06:20 PM
Thank the maker that Uwe Boll didn't get ahold of it. He would have DESTROYED everything.

You could not make a truer statement right there.

With Jackson on board, a halo movie could show some serious promise.

acdcfanbill
10-04-2005, 08:05 PM
man i hate uwe boll.

idle
10-04-2005, 08:30 PM
First ever non-crap computer game movie potential just went up.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 08:37 PM
man i hate uwe boll.
I think Uwe Boll even hates Uwe Boll.

El Sitherino
10-04-2005, 08:41 PM
I think Uwe Boll even hates Uwe Boll.
Uwe Boll's parents hate Uwe Boll.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 08:45 PM
Uwe Boll's parents hate Uwe Boll.We could go on for pages....so back to Halo movie talk you brigands!

Tyrion
10-04-2005, 09:23 PM
I could see a large problem bearing through two hours of Master Chief's one liners.

Very large indeed.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 09:44 PM
I imagine that dialogue will be at a minimum in a movie based on Halo. One would think the majority of the 1.5-2 hours will be spent shooting things...

RoxStar
10-04-2005, 09:53 PM
I imagine that dialogue will be at a minimum in a movie based on Halo. One would think the majority of the 1.5-2 hours will be spent shooting things...

I dunno. There could be a lot of cinematic stuff involving Cortana, Keyes, and all that crew.

I imagine they would tell his story through a series of flashbacks where he doesn't talk. Which reminds me, who the heck are they gonna get to wear the suit?

CapNColostomy
10-04-2005, 10:02 PM
Hmmm...Almost makes me wish I didn't hate Halo.

Almost.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 10:05 PM
who the heck are they gonna get to wear the suit?

Early rumors indicate that the role of the Master Chief will be played by a largely unknown person who we've tentatively identified as the alter-ego of the infinitely famous internet phenomenon ET Warrior

Sweet!



^_^

Tyrion
10-04-2005, 10:07 PM
I imagine that dialogue will be at a minimum in a movie based on Halo. One would think the majority of the 1.5-2 hours will be spent shooting things...

Any way you slice it, I don't think this movie will do well. If Peter Jackson strays too far from the pop-liners "Yeah I kick butt. Give me a weapon." and ends up giving real dialog and story to the movie, he's gonna lose most of his halo-playing crowd. If he relents and lets it be a two hour action movie, then it'll be a regular blockbuster movie with no meaty plot.

Of course, it could work out provided Peter makes the battles Lord of the Ring style with thousands of soldiers slaughtering each other with copper bullets and molten plasma...that would be pretty cool actually.

ET Warrior
10-04-2005, 10:10 PM
All while Master Chief busts through, punching Grunts to death and raining wanton destruction down on the Covenant...

I think it'd make a swell mindless action flick, I'd rather they don't try to make it very deep.

BongoBob
10-04-2005, 10:12 PM
what can I say, other than **** YES!

Lynk Former
10-05-2005, 02:56 AM
I still think a Halo movie is a bad idea.

access_flux
10-05-2005, 03:58 AM
I still think a Halo movie is a bad idea.


I could see a large problem bearing through two hours of Master Chief's one liners.

Very large indeed.

I imagine that dialogue will be at a minimum in a movie based on Halo. One would think the majority of the 1.5-2 hours will be spent shooting things...


i think that the whole idea is f*^king retarded. jackson isn't that great a producer/director/whatever, (as shown by the over hype and overuse of special effects in the rings movies) and the halo movie IS, a freaking stupid idea.there's not enough to it, to make a movie. its almost as smart as the Doom movie. why don't they just get the rock to play master cheif. and get Paul W.S. Anderson to direct it. cause no matter what, its going to suck.

/rant

ET Warrior
10-05-2005, 04:04 AM
I think it's funny when people knock something that doesn't even have a director, screenplay, or actors yet.

You have NO idea how it will play out, merely preconcieved notions in your noggin, that could be 180 degrees away from what will actually happen.

Kain
10-05-2005, 04:07 AM
[quote]Early rumors indicate that the role of the Master Chief will be played by a largely unknown person who we've tentatively identified as the alter-ego of the infinitely famous internet phenomenon ET Warrior [/quote
Sweet!



^_^

And he says I have a superiority complex:p

Nuthin but love, ET

Uwe Boll sucks harder than a town prostitute on the poet's payday. Hopefully the 1.5-2 hours will be shootemup action, as that was the problem with AvP(so much wasted potential)

CapNColostomy
10-05-2005, 04:54 AM
jackson isn't that great a producer/director/whatever, (as shown by the over hype and overuse of special effects in the rings movies)

Yes. What were they thinking using special fx in LOTR? What, was the real Balrog not available? They could've done all three of those movies without ANY special effects at all. :rolleyes: And what's this over-use of the phrase "over hype" everyone keeps yammering on about? Everything that reaches any degree of popularity is suddenly over hyped to the internet hipsters among us. What did LOTR do that any other film hasn't done to gain popularity? I thought they did comparitively little in the way of marketing as far as merchandise for the film goes. When a Star Wars film comes out, you can't even buy a friggin' box of condoms without Yoda somewhere on the package ffs. And you have a Darth Vader avatar. This is ammusing to me, because you don't like movies that have tons of special effects and are over hyped, right?

access_flux
10-05-2005, 05:52 AM
I thought they did comparitively little in the way of marketing as far as merchandise for the film goes.


you obviously lived under a rock if you think that is the case.try going to any department store, and look at kids clothing, or kids toys. there is still LOTR merch in the shops! sure, it was full of special effects, some of them were pretty cool, but it didn't do anything to make it feel like the books. it was movie to impress the fans. the reason i said what i did, was because i got sick of people say "OMG LORD OF THE RINGS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER. it wasn't. if was good, but it certainly wasn't outstanding. they are not movies that changed my life, and influenced they way i grew up, compared to star wars. i did not play lord of the rings games with my friends when i was young, did you? the shire seems like its straight out of one of the ewok movies!i found this review while looking to see what other people thoguht of it and thankfully, i'm not alone. (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/review/film/s445632.htm).
And a darth vader avatar? what has that got to do with anything? THIS IS A STAR WARS FORUM. what do you expect?

CapNColostomy
10-05-2005, 06:12 AM
you obviously lived under a rock if you think that is the case.try going to any department store, and look at kids clothing, or kids toys. there is still LOTR merch in the shops!

I obviously did. Because I go to the kids clothing sections quite a bit. To buy clothes for my kids. I'm not saying the stuff doesn't exist, but I've NEVER SEEN one article of LOTR clothing. And yeah, I've seen the toys. You're talkng about the ones that are 2-3 dollars cheaper (and better quality, I might add) than the average Star Wars toys, right? The toys take up one tiny section. Star Wars and Spiderman get their own isle. All I'm saying is they could've done ALOT more in the way of making a bazillion kajillion dollars had they did 1/4 of what other movies do for merchandising. Namely Star Wars. They didn't though. So where's all this over hype?

the reason i said what i did, was because i got sick of people say "OMG LORD OF THE RINGS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER. it wasn't. if was good, but it certainly wasn't outstanding. they are not movies that changed my life, and influenced they way i grew up, compared to star wars. i did not play lord of the rings games with my friends when i was young, did you? the shire seems like its straight out of one of the ewok movies!i found this review while looking to see what other people thoguht of it and thankfully, i'm not alone. (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/review/film/s445632.htm).

I don't think it's the best movie ever. So you say it wasn't the greatest movie ever, and you found some people who agree on some website? BFD. I'm sure I wouldn't have to search far and wide to find opposing views. Maybe I'm not as impressionable as you, but I've never had a movie "change my life", I don't give a **** how good it was. And isn't it possible that the kids growing up watching LOTR today, feel the same about it that you do about Star Wars? Or that the same kids are playing LOTR games? Oh yeah, I forgot that only your opinion, and the ones at that link that I'll not be going to count for anything.


And a darth vader avatar? what has that got to do with anything? THIS IS A STAR WARS FORUM. what do you expect?

What did I expect? Well, I dunno. I certainly never expected to see or hear someone bandy on about how they don't like over hyped, over the top special effects movies in one breath and then go on to say they like the epitome of special effects and hype, Star Wars, in the next.

access_flux
10-05-2005, 06:19 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot that only your opinion, and the ones at that link that I'll not be going to count for anything.


not once did i say that my opinion is the only one that counts. this is a public access forum, and as far as i can see, your the one forcing your opinion, which is that i'm wrong, on everyone else. so what if my opinion is flawed? it doesn't mean your "i'm always right" opinion needs to be forced on everyone else.do you feel the need to be a bastard in every thread? it seems it. i simply said that i don't think that the movie will be any good and i don't think that jackson was the best person available for the role.

you should get over yourself.

ET Warrior
10-05-2005, 09:07 AM
And you both should stop the fighting. weeeeee.

it was movie to impress the fans.And yet they were movies that MADE Lord of the Rings fans out of a ton of people. Myself included.

lassev
10-05-2005, 09:42 AM
Any way you slice it, I don't think this movie will do well. If Peter Jackson strays too far from the pop-liners "Yeah I kick butt. Give me a weapon." and ends up giving real dialog and story to the movie, he's gonna lose most of his halo-playing crowd. If he relents and lets it be a two hour action movie, then it'll be a regular blockbuster movie with no meaty plot.

I don't think any significant portion of halo players really expect the movie will be like a 2h FRAPS capture of the gameplay. 99% of people are smart enough to realise a movie is a movie and a game is a game.

There are lots of good action movies with not so phenomenal plots, like Terminator and Predator.

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10-05-2005, 10:31 AM
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10-05-2005, 12:11 PM
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But, If they are going to have real human characters, how are they going to put Elites, Grunts, Jackals, and Hunters? What? Guys in suits?!

toms
10-05-2005, 02:06 PM
I think it's funny when people knock something that doesn't even have a director, screenplay, or actors yet.

You have NO idea how it will play out, merely preconcieved notions in your noggin, that could be 180 degrees away from what will actually happen.

Yeah... trying to discuss something that hasn't happened on an internet discussion board?!? What are you guys thinking???????

However I have a freidn in the future beaming me back information, so I can clearly state:

- They won't have Master Chief wear the helmet all the movie (see doom and judge dredd adaptions) and they wn't be able to make the armour look bulky enough so they will reduce it (see doom and judge dredd). (but not to lycra thank god!)

- halo fans on discussion forums will become obsessed with this and complain about it all the time.

- the plot form the games will take up about 10 minutes of screen time, so they will create a mostly new plot that only incorporates the basic elements of the games.

- A movie of a lone guy shooting stuff for two hours will be dull so they will give him companions.

- A movie without a distinctive "lead bad guy" is unlikely, so they will create one.

- The car battle scenes will rock.

ET Warrior
10-05-2005, 02:16 PM
:p on you toms. I meant it's silly to say "It IS going to suck." before there is ANY news outside of a badass getting a piece of the action.

access_flux
10-05-2005, 02:19 PM
they should model it around Red vs blue. i'll pay to see that :P

CapNColostomy
10-05-2005, 02:47 PM
not once did i say that my opinion is the only one that counts. this is a public access forum, and as far as i can see, your the one forcing your opinion, which is that i'm wrong, on everyone else.

Because you are.

so what if my opinion is flawed? it doesn't mean your "i'm always right" opinion needs to be forced on everyone else.

Oh. So When you want to say something, it's a public access forum. If I say something, I'm holding the forum hostage, and forcing my "always right" opinion on everyone. I see.

ET Warrior
10-05-2005, 03:30 PM
Hey! Hey! I believe I said stop the fighting.

So....stop the fighting

access_flux
10-05-2005, 03:32 PM
i think we can agree to disagree, but i don't see the point in continuing this.

peace brother!

Post edited for content that was ALREADY edited from another post edited for content ~ET

Darth Groovy
10-05-2005, 04:45 PM
I dunno. There could be a lot of cinematic stuff involving Cortana, Keyes, and all that crew.

I imagine they would tell his story through a series of flashbacks where he doesn't talk. Which reminds me, who the heck are they gonna get to wear the suit?


I see you've read The Fall Of Reach. I think that would be an amazing way to tell that story. Even though Master Chief's back story is very similar to that of the movie Soldier, it would be interesting to see what a good director could do with this material. Personally, I think Luc Besson should direct this one.

RoxStar
10-05-2005, 10:49 PM
I see you've read The Fall Of Reach.

I read the first chapter at a Border's the other day :p (I plan on purchasing the three volume set)

I think that flashbacks would be the best way to tell the story, considering that Cortana can't be in a little corner of the screen the whole time.

It'd be pretty interesting if they released both the next game and the movie on the same day, considering that the game would have a "movie tie in" instead of the normal game tie ins with movies.

Oh, and there is no way in hell that Bungie isn't working on a Halo 3 as we speak, because Halo 2's climax was the final blow to Tartaruswhich occured at the very end of the game.

ckcsaber
10-06-2005, 06:48 PM
Hmm, I always considered the Halo plot to be one of the better video game plots I've seen. I really don't think there will be a problem making a good script for the movie. I mean, the game covered a lot.

I'm a little curious about the dialogue, though (like Tyrion mentioned). MC was never one for words, and it might not work well if they adapt that to the screen, but then again I don't think it would work if they totally changed the Chief and gave him a lot of lines. We'll see.

Katarn07
10-06-2005, 07:28 PM
I can't believe it took so long to even mention Fall of Reach. And I hate when people dismiss this as going to suck or saying it's gonna rock. Well, here's a copy paste job to actually add some intelligent conversation here:

- Make it rated R for God's sakes or at least come out with an unrated version
on DVD. The game is M so it is intended for a mature audience anyways. We want violence complete with blood and guts and nasty yet real language.

- Animation as used in the Final Fantasy movie would be prefered with all the
game voice actors returning. If animation is not used, then at least the Chief
and Cortana should be the same as in the video game. Chief never takes his
helmet off, and Cortana can be CGI. Oh, and Samuel L. Jackson as Johnson :p

- Military is big in the game, but even more so in the books. It needs the
realism down to every last detail. They need to use the right ranks and
terminology, they have to use the right slang (that includes all the bad
language) and have realistic settings (or ones not straying too far from the
game which looked pretty decent). Sure, it's the future, but they aren't that
much more advanced than us. Their FTL drive, life support, and anti grav
generators seem to be the only big things they have we don't.

- The Chief can't be a god. Sure, he'll be the focus and kick butt, but c'mon
now. There were other Spartans who were around but they were killed. The Chief is human too (well, genetically altered and stuff, but human nonetheless). The book told of him having to actually struggle to get the job done.

- The music in the game was fantastic. The score probably needs to be worked on to fit the scenes and stuff, but the style and theme must remain. I'd like the same composer personally.

- Hand held cameras would be genius to use. It worked great in Saving Private Ryan/ Band of Brothers and it's present in the new BSG and I think it works quite well in there as well. Halo was revolutionary for the FPS so let's make Halo revolutionary for the sci fi genre of movies as well.

- Doom looks like it may very well suck no matter how much we want it to be good, but the FPS perspective is genius. The Halo movie should use it as well. Sure, it's ripping it off from Doom but hey, isn't the game (and every FPS) a rip off of Wolfenstein, Doom, and Dark Forces to some extent? The FPS perspective would be somewhat different given perhaps you'd see through the eyes of the Chief. That means through the visor with HUD and all. Some glow in the dark Covenant blood splashing onto it after pistol whipping some grunts to a pulp would be good to :p

- Deep characters more so than they even were in the game. Bring us a tale as deep and complex as the novels (Keyes is an awesome man you hardly knew in the video game; read the books and then you'll be ticked when he dies!) were along with the excitement of the video game (nonstop shotgun rounds to a swarm of flood, for instance).

Some people argued about a scene of FPS perspective at EB. I think it's a neat idea though. Obviously it wouldn't be used throughout, nor for every action sequence. I haven't seen Doom yet. I suppose the transition to use it would be impossible to find and it'd feel forced. But remember the camera feed of Jenkins (99.9% that was the guy's name) as he and his men encountered the Flood? That was tense stuff....

toms
10-07-2005, 08:18 AM
- Make it rated R for God's sakes or at least come out with an unrated version
on DVD. The game is M so it is intended for a mature audience anyways. We want violence complete with blood and guts and nasty yet real language.
Seems unlikely. I don't remember Halo being parrticularly gorey, and they are sure to want a teen audience for this one. Considering the gore in the battle scenes in PG movies like LOTR etc.. its shouldn't be a problem.

- Animation as used in the Final Fantasy movie would be prefered with all the
game voice actors returning. If animation is not used, then at least the Chief
and Cortana should be the same as in the video game. Chief never takes his
helmet off, and Cortana can be CGI.
Animation would change the whole ballgame, but i've heard no rumours that is how they plan to do it, so for now i'm assuming live action.
99% sure the chief will take his helmet off.

- Military is big in the game, but even more so in the books. It needs the realism down to every last detail.
Doing it that way, as a scifi version of a serious war film, would make it stand out from all the other sci-fi movies.

- The music in the game was fantastic.
Personally I thought it was generic sci-fi aliens rip off... so i doubt i'd notice any difference.

- Hand held cameras would be genius to use. It worked great in Saving Private Ryan/ Band of Brothers and it's present in the new BSG and I think it works quite well in there as well. Halo was revolutionary for the FPS so let's make Halo revolutionary for the sci fi genre of movies as well.
Agreed.

- Doom looks like it may very well suck no matter how much we want it to be good, but the FPS perspective is genius. The Halo movie should use it as well. ... That means through the visor with HUD and all. Some glow in the dark Covenant blood splashing onto it after pistol whipping some grunts to a pulp would be good to :p
Until i've seen if it works in doom i'm undecided. If they can make it work it should be great... but the clips i've seen from doom seemed too smooth and slow... they need the FPS to be more like the handheld. Though that might give you headaches after a while.

- Deep characters more so than they even were in the game.
I haven't read the novels, but there weren't any deep characters in Halo the game. Almost no characterisation at all infact beyond "one liner action hero", "hot computer sidekick" and "gruff commanding officer" stereotypes.

Katarn07
10-07-2005, 10:19 AM
MC shouldn't take off his helmet. It sucked when I saw Jango Fett and learned Boba is an exact clone of the guy. I'm over it, but still! He takes it off in the book and in the game, you just don't see it.

Oh, and the characters are great in the novels and I agree, they're pretty bland in the games. Doya know what the Chief's name is? Or his number? He's John, Spartan 117 or something like that. Just little things like that and the banter between him and Cortana were done well enough.

And as for the R thing, I guess I'm just thinking language. When bullets are flying over your head, you don't say oh darn!